autokinetic


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autokinetic

(ˌɔːtəʊkɪˈnɛtɪk; -kaɪ-)
adj
automatically self-moving
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Everyday things, fantastically animated, became staples, but also reflected the autokinetic effect of the medium itself.
High hypnotic susceptibility is also associated with increased susceptibility to visual illusions, such as autokinetic movement, the Ponzo illusion, the Necker Cube, and the Schroeder Staircase illusion (Crawford, Brown, & Moon, 1993; Nadon, Laurence, & Perry, 1987; Spanos et al.
Sherif (1935) used the autokinetic effect, the illusory perception that a point of light in a darkened room is in motion, and asked participants, individually or in groups of two or three, to sit in a lightproof and soundproof room and estimate the distance that a spot of light moves.
Hence the autokinetic time [tau] may provide a rough estimate of the time scale of intra-organismic information processing.
Autokinesis, sometimes called autokinetic effect, is perceived movement exhibited by a static dim light when it is stared at in the dark.
264) See Robert Steven Baron & Gard Roper, Reaffirmation of Social Comparison Views of Choice Shifts: Averaging and Extremity Effects in an Autokinetic Situation, 33 J.